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, easy to find alarms, that rely on ionization technology. they work well to detect fires with fast flames. but experts say some of the most deadly fires are the smoldering smoky kind that can fill your home with toxic gases while you sleep. experts say in those fires, ionization alarms don't work well, going off way too late, or not at all. >> that means that the individuals could have a fire in their home, and never receive a warning. >> reporter: don russell is a scientist at texas a&m. he's run hundreds of tests. >> when i go to the store to buy a smoke detector, i assume it's going to sound when there's smoke. >> that's a reasonable assuon wrong. >> reporter: his findings are a bombshell in the industry. that the most popular smoke detectors may not help you in a fire. you're about to see just how scary that can be. ix had dr. russell set up a test at the texas a&m engineering extension service. first, dr. russell placed three ionization detectors, the kind most of us have in a room with a couch. next, firefighters set a slow smoky fire using a soldering iron. we're watching on
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